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Midget Bulldogs defenders Stirling Henry and Joe Swift take down a Langley Stampeders player late in their game at McAdam Park last Sunday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Split weekend for Cowichan Bulldogs teams

Bantams and peewees win, midgets and junior bantams lose

Cowichan Golf Club will host the first stage of the 72nd annual BC Golf Zone 5 Women’s Annual Foursomes Tournament. (Submitted by Shirley Sarens)

Zone 5 women’s tournament tees off at Cowichan Golf Club this Friday

Popular event will also visit Arbutus Ridge and three other courses

Lake Cowichan Kraken starting goaltender Jake Hebert leads the way as players are introduced prior to the VIJHL expansion team’s home opener at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)

Lake Cowichan Kraken’s long-awaited home-opener ends in shootout thriller

Delays only heighten the anticipation for junior B club’s debut

Capitals forwards Luke Haymes (23) and David Jacobs (12) battle Powell River players for the puck during a preseason game at the Cowichan Arena on Tuesday afternoon (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Camp carries on for Cowichan Valley Capitals

A few decisions left for coaching staff after first exhibition game

Capitals forwards Luke Haymes (23) and David Jacobs (12) battle Powell River players for the puck during a preseason game at the Cowichan Arena on Tuesday afternoon (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Islanders goalie Dryden DeMelo, seen here in his team’s home opener against the Saanich Predators, made 23 saves for his first VIJHL shutout in Port Alberni last Wednesday. (Citizen file)

DeMelo backstops Kerry Park Islanders to shutout win over Bombers

Isles split weekend games against Saanich and Victoria

Islanders goalie Dryden DeMelo, seen here in his team’s home opener against the Saanich Predators, made 23 saves for his first VIJHL shutout in Port Alberni last Wednesday. (Citizen file)
Duncan’s Sara Goodman (bottom right) and her teammates celebrate winning gold at the 2021 Women’s Junior Field Hockey Pan American Championships and securing a berth in the 2021 Junior World Cup. (Photo courtesy Field Hockey Canada Twitter @FieldHockeyCan)

Duncan’s Sara Goodman cherishes Pan Am championship

Captain won’t be joining Canada at World Cup but will cheer on teammates

Duncan’s Sara Goodman (bottom right) and her teammates celebrate winning gold at the 2021 Women’s Junior Field Hockey Pan American Championships and securing a berth in the 2021 Junior World Cup. (Photo courtesy Field Hockey Canada Twitter @FieldHockeyCan)
Mill Bay’s Ciaran Breen (back row, second from right) and Matt Percillier (back row, fourth from right) join their teammates at the airport in Victoria before leaving for the Vancouver Sevens this weekend. (Liz McDougall photo)

Mill Bay boys join Canada for World Sevens stops

Matt Percillier and Ciaran Breen on board for stages in Vancouver and Edmonton

Mill Bay’s Ciaran Breen (back row, second from right) and Matt Percillier (back row, fourth from right) join their teammates at the airport in Victoria before leaving for the Vancouver Sevens this weekend. (Liz McDougall photo)
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BCHL experiments with coach’s challenge, video review during preseason

The junior A league wants video review in place in time for its BCHL Showcase event in Chilliwack

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Travis Brown scored both goals for the Cowichan Steelheads in their 2-2 draw with the Fernwood Dragons last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Travis Brown scored both goals for the Cowichan Steelheads in their 2-2 draw with the Fernwood Dragons last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Stock photo of a soccer ball and pitch.

Cowichan Cougars extinguish Fire in season opener

Cowichan United plays to tough loss against JDF

Stock photo of a soccer ball and pitch.
Nathan MacDonald of the Port Alberni Bombers keeps the puck away from a Kerry Park defender during the Bombers’ home opener on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Nathan MacDonald of the Port Alberni Bombers keeps the puck away from a Kerry Park defender during the Bombers’ home opener on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Blaze Roberts scored one of Cowichan’s goals against the Highlanders in a 4-2 season-opening loss. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Late errors prove costly for Cowichan FC

Div. 1 team opens soccer season with a loss

Blaze Roberts scored one of Cowichan’s goals against the Highlanders in a 4-2 season-opening loss. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The midget Cowichan Bulldogs’ offensive line squares off against the Victoria Spartans during their decisive 39-0 win in the Vancouver Mainland Football League last Sunday. (Jen Laver photo)
The midget Cowichan Bulldogs’ offensive line squares off against the Victoria Spartans during their decisive 39-0 win in the Vancouver Mainland Football League last Sunday. (Jen Laver photo)
Islanders forward Jackson Egan gets in the way of a Predators shooter during last Sunday’s VIJHL showdown at Kerry Park Arena. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kerry Park Islanders open with a loss to Saanich

Lake Cowichan Kraken set to play home opener this Friday

Islanders forward Jackson Egan gets in the way of a Predators shooter during last Sunday’s VIJHL showdown at Kerry Park Arena. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Cowichan Valley Capitals are looking for a new goaltender after Will Gurski has joined the Vancouver Giants following a trade of his WHL rights from the Winnipeg Ice. (Submitted)

Cowichan Capitals looking for new goalie after Gurski heads to Giants

WHL trade caught Caps by surprise with training camp around the corner

The Cowichan Valley Capitals are looking for a new goaltender after Will Gurski has joined the Vancouver Giants following a trade of his WHL rights from the Winnipeg Ice. (Submitted)
Cowichan Valley Soccer Association president Bill Keserich and some young friends thank KidSport Cowichan for their support. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

KidSport Cowichan wants to see kids get back in action this fall

Funds are available for young athletes as sports return

Cowichan Valley Soccer Association president Bill Keserich and some young friends thank KidSport Cowichan for their support. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Chiefs get the throw to first just in time to retire a hopeful Panthers runner during a round-robin game at the Gord Closson Oldtimers Fall Classic last month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Submitted)

Cowichan’s Closson Classic expands community with new format

Long-running softball tournament adds ortho division to great success

The Chiefs get the throw to first just in time to retire a hopeful Panthers runner during a round-robin game at the Gord Closson Oldtimers Fall Classic last month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Submitted)
The 15U AA Cowichan Valley Mustangs lost only one game all season. (Submitted by Cowichan Valley Mustangs)

U15 AA Cowichan Valley Mustangs finish second in B.C.

Baseball team loses just one game all season

The 15U AA Cowichan Valley Mustangs lost only one game all season. (Submitted by Cowichan Valley Mustangs)
Lake Cowichan Kraken alternate logo

Lake Cowichan Kraken have two more games cancelled

Postponed contests include home opener and visit to Kerry Park

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Rowan Zapisocki of the Lake Cowichan Kraken skates over the blueline into the Nanaimo Buccaneers’ zone during last Friday’s VIJHL exhibition game at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. Zapisocki had two goals and two assists in the Kraken’s two preseason games against the Bucs last week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kraken, Isles wait for word after VIJHL postpones season opener

Cowichan Valley junior B teams eager to get in action after exhibition success

Rowan Zapisocki of the Lake Cowichan Kraken skates over the blueline into the Nanaimo Buccaneers’ zone during last Friday’s VIJHL exhibition game at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. Zapisocki had two goals and two assists in the Kraken’s two preseason games against the Bucs last week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)